Today's News

  • Simpsonville man arrested for domestic violence

    A St. Matthews police officer who lives in Simpsonville is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Friday on domestic violence charges.

    Frank Jeffcoat, 37, was arrested by Kentucky State Police for fourth-degree assault after an argument with his wife, said Ron Turley, spokesperson for KSP.

    Dennis McDonald, spokesperson for the St. Matthews PD, said Jeffcoat will remain on paid administrative leave until the conclusion of KSP’s investigation and the court case.

  • Shelby County Sheriffs Reports Aug. 31, 2011


    Gary T. Douthitt, 60, of 62 Seminole Drive was arrested June 27 on Seminole Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, second offense, driving on a DUI suspended license under aggravated circumstances, first offense, failure to notify the department of transportation of an address change and operating a vehicle with an expired operator's license.

  • Court report: August 31, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Nathan S. Barnes, facilitation theft by unlawful taking/disp. – purse snatching – guilty – $303 fine and costs.

    Katherine Burnett, theft by deception – guilty – $183 costs.

    Julie Norton, theft by deception – guilty – $183 costs.

    Ronald L. Johnson Jr., violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O. – guilty – $394 fine and costs.

  • Potter wedding

    Lacy Stauffer and Larry Potter Jr. were married Aug. 4, 2011, at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort. Officiating the ceremony was Rev. Jeff Edington.

    Parents of the bride are Robert and Linda Edington of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Sandra Potter of Shelbyville and the late Larry Potter Sr.

    Best men were Brandon Potter and Tyler Potter, both of Shelbyville and both sons of the groom.

    The couple went to Gulf Shores, Ala., for their honeymoon and will reside in Shelbyville.

  • I'm one: Easton Michael Martin Kost

    Easton Michael Martin Kost celebrated his first birthday Aug. 4, 2011.

    He is the son of Jonathon and Kimberly Kost formerly of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Buck and Pam Woods of Shelbyville, Marvin and Linda Kost of Corydon, Ind.

    Great-grandparents are Myrtle Woods of Shelbyville and the late Clay and Betty Lee Melear, Helburn Woods, Harry and Elizabeth Kost, and Cecil and Virgie Lanham

  • Birth: Roberts son

    Ronesha R. Roberts of Shelbyville and Tremont Campbell of Louisville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on Aug. 5, 2011, at Norton Hospital. He has been named Zacchaeus Monjoi Roberts.

    Grandparents are Willie and Florence Roberts of Eminence and Eunice Campbell of Louisville.

    Great-grandparents are Ada Beach, Owen Spencer, Martha Roberts, all of Shelbyville.

  • EARLIER: Collins’ teacher pleads not guilty

    A Collins High School teacher has pleaded not guilty to six counts of first-degree sexual abuse involving students.

    The case of Shannon Hirchert, 42, of La Grange was waived to the grand jury during her arraignment Tuesday in Shelby County District Court. She did not appear.

    “We entered a plea of not guilty for her, and normally they would set that for a probable cause hearing, but we went ahead and waived it to the grand jury,” said Brian Butler, an attorney from Louisville who represented Hirchert.

  • MY WORD: Sobering campaign has important point

    Many of you may have noticed the recent media blitz sponsored by nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide aimed at impaired driving known as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

    This campaign, which officially kicked off on Aug. 19, continues through this Labor Day.

    The statistics demonstrating the need for this type of campaign are not very difficult to locate.

    While data shows that alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities across the country have declined by almost 8 percent in the last year, the numbers are still extremely high.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Aug. 31, 2011

    Wednesday (Aug. 31)
    4:45 p.m.: High school girls’ golf, Shelby County vs. Franklin County at Juniper Hills.
    5:30 p.m.: High school girls soccer, Shelby County at Henry County.
    6:30 p.m.: High school volleyball, Collins at Eminence.
    Thursday (Sept 1)
    5:30 p.m.: High school girls soccer, Collins at Lou. Holy Cross.
    5:30 p.m.: High school boys golf, Shelby County vs. Collins at Shelbyville CC.
    6:30 p.m.: High school volleyball, Anderson County at Shelby County.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: Oct. 19, 2011

    Youth winter basketball league